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Green Investment Bank - Launched in 2012, the UK's Green Investment Bank mobilises public and private money to support green infrastructure projects that would otherwise struggle to raise capital. Critics have accused the government of limiting the bank's influence by stopping it from borrowing, but it has emerged as a key financer for a raft of clean energy projects, including offshore wind farms, biomass power plants and energy efficiency programmes.


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Green Investment Bank takes £240m stake in Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

Second-largest investment to date from government-backed bank provides further boost to offshore wind industry

Have your say 27 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £110m waste wood to energy project

Widnes power plant expected to save 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

Have your say 24 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £320m waste recycling and energy plant

Yorkshire facility set to process 320,000 tonnes of waste each year, producing 203GWh of electricity

Have your say 04 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank marks second birthday by passing £5bn milestone

Prime Minister hails bank's work to cut emissions and boost green energy investment, as first energy efficient datacentre project is unveiled

Have your say 31 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment

Have your say 28 Oct 2014

Green Investment Bank eyes first profits as it celebrates second birthday

GIB chief executive Shaun Kingsbury reveals future for Treasury-backed bank includes 'crowding in private finance'

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

Offshore wind industry must 'get some deals done', says Green Investment Bank chief

Shaun Kingsbury says offshore wind industry needs to build momentum following turbulent year

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company warns investors it could be wound up

EXCLUSIVE: Green Investment Bank reluctant to provide further funding, leaving the government facing an October deadline to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

Have your say 21 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

Have your say 19 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank refinances Westermost Rough share

Consortium including Siemens Financial Services and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi buy £370m share in Yorkshire offshore wind farm

Have your say 12 Aug 2014

ThaiBev distillery to toast greener gin with new biomass boiler

Green Investment Bank helps fund switch from oil boilers to biomass at Balmenach distillery in Speyside

Have your say 30 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank warns of energy from waste investment gap

New report suggests UK requires £5bn to fund new energy from waste infrastructure through to 2020

Have your say 17 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank delivers Northern Ireland biogas funding push

Two on-farm anaerobic digestion plants to share £6.5m in new funding

Have your say 03 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £2m small business energy efficiency fund

Institution provides £1m towards initiative offering SMEs loans to cover cost of measures such as LED lighting and biomass boilers

Have your say 25 Jun 2014

Green Investment Bank set to raise £1bn for offshore wind farms

Bank remains optimistic despite recording £5.7m loss in first full year of operation

Have your say 24 Jun 2014

Report: Green Investment Bank boss says institution could mobilise £60bn - if government allows it

Shaun Kingsbury tells Guardian the new bank has £20bn of 'live opportunities' in the pipeline

Have your say 20 Jun 2014

Tory ministers underscore commitment to green economy

Greg Barker outlines plans to build on Green Investment Bank success, as Michael Fallon stresses ongoing government support for offshore wind energy

Have your say 11 Jun 2014

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